TeleCAD-GIS is the main client tool of INOVA GIS platform. At the same time it can be used outside the platform environment as a standalone application. It contains a rich set of tools for managing the telecommunications infrastructure which have been developed over the years and adjusted to the needs of telecommunications engineers.
It is based on AutoCAD platform from which it inherits precise tools for drawing, dimensioning, layer management, etc. On the other hand, most of the TeleCAD-GIS specific tools are for objects entry. TeleCAD-GIS possess detailed object model of the telecommunications infrastructure and when objects are introduced, it keeps track if the rules foreseen with the model are fully met, therefore representing a successful symbiosis of CAD and GIS software.
Supported technologies are: copper, fiber optics and conduit. Regardless of which technology it is about, TeleCAD-GIS maintains connectivity relations of elements from the main node (distribution frame, central office/exchange, pillar antenna) all the way to the end user. For every element of the network in the model it is possible to determine which elements it is connected to, in which way, and where is its place in the chain of the elements which provide the signal flow from the node device to the end user.
It also contains detailed model of the conduit network. The manhole is an underground object with a defined base and wall height. Ducts (conduits) are ended on the manhole walls at the exactly defined positions. Cables can be pulled through the ducts; ducts can be pulled through the ducts etc.
Existing and planned
TeleCAD-GIS manages both existing and planned infrastructure. Every object has a property about its state, so it is possible to work with existing and planned infrastructure within a single drawing while at the same time being able to distinguish them.
TeleCAD-GIS supports working offline, i.e. working on objects loaded from the database without connection to the database.
The following scenario is supported: data is loaded into the DWG drawing and after that work on the objects (within a project) is performed without the connection to the database. After the work is done, connection is re-established and data transfer to the database can begin. During this process, INOVA GIS Server is responsible for detection of conflicts that can occur in order to secure data integrity.
Complex industry related operations
Complex industry related operations on the objects are supported through the use of special wizards. For example: operation of cutting the duct bank and making a manhole on the place of the cut; operation of cutting an optical cable; cutting the copper cable etc.
TeleCAD-GIS automatically generates technical documentation and schematic diagrams: cable block diagrams; the main and detailed splicing diagram; manhole butterfly diagram with duct occupancy; etc. It automatically generates bill of quantities (BOQ) including the works and materials for a particular project. It contains detailed settings of performed network construction works.
Advanced tool (module) for automatic calculation of electromagnetic interference inflicted by power cables to the designed telecommunications network is a part of TeleCAD-GIS. It generates a table and a diagram of the impact.
OTDR trace tool is a part of TCG Map-Optics and also a part of TeleCAD-GIS while at the same time it can be deployed as a standalone application. It can precisely determine the network fault location and display it on the map together with GPS coordinates. It also calculates optical attenuation with the ability to compare it against the predefined optical budget. All elements are taken into account including slack loops and 3D length of cables. Measured optical lengths can be entered manually for each individual cable.